A new production of Kaija Saariaho's rich and sensual work, which follows a medieval prince's search for idealized love across a spectacular theatrical landscape.
The director Daniele Finzi Pasca has created a transfixing blend of physical theatre, acrobatics and live music.
Starring Rudel Roderick Williams (Jaufre), Joan Rodgers (Clemence) and Faith Sherman (The Pilgrim). The conductor is Edward Gardner.
Director/Lighting Designer: Daniele Finzi Pasca
Set Designer: Jean Rabasse
Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
Video Designer: Roberto Vitalini
Artistic Associate: Julie Hamelin
Assistant Director: Gabriele Finzi Pasca
Assistant Lighting Designer: Alexis Bowles
"What is so wonderful about Finzi Pasca’s work, assisted by Jean Rabasse (set), Kevin Pollard (costumes) and Roberto Vitalini (video), is that it opens up the poetic range of a score that has hitherto seemed overly static. That quality didn’t disappear on Friday, but the sensitive use of acrobats, acting as the singers’ spirits, minimised it."